It's 6 Nations season, so I am naturally thinking a lot about England Vs Scotland. And leafing through our recent report looking at poverty trends in Scotland, one thing stands out compared with the situation south of the border: housing.
One week on from the SNP conference in Perth, I’m increasingly convinced that it will be impossible to separate the arguments about welfare reform from those around Scottish independence. This is largely because of the particular nature of the SNP’s nationalism.
What do the party conferences tell us about UK politics? I’ve spent the best part of three weeks in Brighton, Birmingham and Manchester, and have three observations on politics following this year’s conference season.
I’m just back from wet, windy Brighton, and the Lib Dem conference. ‘Fairer Tax in Tough Times’ was the motto of the conference – so here’s my take on three policies for tough times that made the news:
Universal Credit’s been in the news this week. The thing that caught my eye was Frank Field’s broadside again in the Guardian, just before Labour’s Opposition Day debate. It’s worth noting what he says, as he’s previously supported many Coalition reforms. But is he right?
Gordon joined the JRF in 2011 as Public Affairs Manager. Before this, he was a Consultant at Fishburn Hedges, a London-based communications agency. He advised clients in a range of sectors on their corporate communications, with a particular focus on political affairs, and digital and social media.